Albert Klein Tank - Honorary Professor in Climate Science
Professor Albert Klein Tank took up an Aegis Professorship in May 2022, as Honorary Professor in climate science in the School of Geographical Sciences.
Albert is currently Director of the Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services. Before joining the Met Office in 2018 he was Head of Research and Development for Observations and Data Technology at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) where he worked for 25 years. Albert completed his PhD at Utrecht University, Netherlands, in 2004 on the topic of “Changing temperature and precipitation extremes in Europe’s climate of the 20th Century”.
Albert has expertise in climate datasets, current and historical climate trends, and climate change scenarios for adaptation support. He has coordinated a number of EU science projects and was a co-chair of the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices of WMO-CCL, WCRP-CLIVAR and JCOMM for more than a decade. He was a Coordinating Lead Author in Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report published in 2013, and a Lead Author in WGI of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report published in 2007.
Albert was awarded the International Journal of Climatology Award for 2005, by the UK Royal Meteorological Society.